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How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: January 07, 2019 05:30PM
#1 - - Hunt with the 7" concentric coil. This is a fantastic coil and you will get great results with it. (I will explain)

#2 - - Hunt in the artifact custom program. This will accept iron and you will get a lot better target separation amongst all targets!
In the artifact program you can barely hear the iron signals and your nonferrous signals will be much louder than the iron signals.
You can adjust the iron level volume even more when you build your own custom program.
Fisher did a great job here!

#3 - - Small gold rings will be small targets. (in length)
With the 7" concentric coil you can get right over the top of the target in just a second.
Then you size up the target. Is the target long or short?
A long target reading out in the 20's I would dig as it might be a small gold chain.
A long target reading out in the 40's I probably would not dig. (it depends on the time of day)

#4 - - I would dig all targets from 20 to 42 ...... anything higher and you are getting into corroded zinc penny territory.
Targets that jump around a lot on your I.D. meter in the 30's and 40's, you might want to skip these as they are probably jagged pieces of aluminum or junk targets that are not round.

#5 - - Back to sizing up targets using a small concentric coil... :pulltab:
Those pulltabs from the 1960's that have a beaver tail attached...
When you size these up they will be a "long target". Again you want "short targets".
And they will give off two different signals. One for the aluminum ring portion and one for the beaver tail portion.
That is how you know that you have came to one of these that is close to the surface.
When these are down deep then dig them all.

#6 - - I use the Killer Bee Headphones with volume control. These are great headphones to have!
When you hunt you must keep your volume control at the same level every time out.
And here is why...
Those big gold class rings give off zinc penny signals... however they are significantly louder than a zinc penny.
And the zinc penny signals because many are corroded, their signals will bounce around a lot on your I.D. meter.
The gold class ring signals will give you a steady reading with little to no bouncing of numbers.
You need to learn what your headphones are telling you and to do that you must keep your volume level the same every time you go detecting.

#7 - - There are several varieties of rectangular pull tabs out there and they read out anywhere from 35 to 45 on the F44
They will give you steady readings with no bouncing. To dig or not to dig is your choice.
When hunting parking strips I would dig all your rectangular pull tab signals.
When hunting around a picnic table that would be a different story.

#8 - - Dig all your signals in the 20's even if they are bouncing around.
Small odd shaped gold ear rings will give you signals in the 20s that bounce all over.

#9 - - When hunting sport fields that don't have many signals then hunt in all metal.
Diamond stud ear rings and gold chains are now added to your "hit list" when hunting in all metal and yes the F44 does I.D. very accurately in all metal.

#10 - - Your chances of finding a gold ring in right field are better than in left field.
Can anybody tell me why? :shocked:

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Re: How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: January 08, 2019 03:46PM
Why are you more likely to find a gold ring in right field than over in left field?

Nobody knows? :shrug:

Hint: You have to know a little bit about baseball in order to know the answer.

I will give it a few more days.... :biggrin:

LW Steve

Re: Thanks for the breakdown on trying a different program....
Posted by: Mark ( ohio )
Date: January 08, 2019 04:37PM
I've always said the f-44 should not be taken lightly... I run mine with the sharp shooter coil and really like the way it hunts and Id's..2018 was a bad year for me .. Had total knee replacements on both knees... Looking to get back to hunting ( on a limited basis I'm sure ) this spring...

Will try the artifact program out and see what happens... Thanks for the info Steve..

HH Mark ( ohio )

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Re: How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: January 10, 2019 10:45AM
Mark you are welcome.

You guys be sure to hunt in the artifact program when you are hunting in the trash.

Otherwise when you are not hunting in the trash then use the jewelry program which knocks out iron only.

Now for the trivia question answer...

You are more likely to find a gold ring in right field than in left field and here is why...

In baseball the managers put left-handers at first base and in right field because this way their glove hand is closest to the biggest part of the field. (better this way for fielding)

The exact opposite is true of right-handers being put over in left field.

And left-handers throw with their left hand which is the hand that has their wedding bands on their ring fingers.

Therefore spend more time metal detecting where the left-handers play. ( in right field )

The right-handers wear gloves over their wedding bands..... ( we don't care about them ) :biggrin:

And of course I really like finding gold wedding bands as they make good trophies in my trophy case. :lol:

HH

LW Steve

Re: How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: Jeff Harris
Date: January 11, 2019 03:16AM
So do you have a "that's out of left field" display case LWS? :fisher:

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Re: How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: January 11, 2019 02:27PM
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Jeff Harris
So do you have a "that's out of left field" display case LWS? :fisher:


I use to have 5 ring boxes with over 300 gold rings.

I sold most of my gold rings back when gold was $1,700 per ounce. I kept the old ones including my 1930's Masonic gold ring. (see photo)

I had about 1000 silver rings at one time and I sold them buy the pound. I did keep some of the nice older ones.

I would show my gold rings to my girl friends and they would think that I had been divorced about 20 times. :lol:

I have given many gold rings away to friends including this 1940's 18K ruby heart shaped ring. (I'm glad I still have a photo of it)

I still have 12 of my smallest gold rings that I have ever found. I'm glad I kept these because I use them for air testing.

The best places to hunt for gold rings is not baseball fields or soccer fields.... It is where people get in and out of their cars. (my opinion)

The grown-ups are always messing around with their keys and purses and are losing their rings in the grass next to their vehicles.
Then they drive off with out knowing and without looking for it. Then I come along with my F44 :laugh:

HH down there in Phoenix

LW Steve



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2019 02:39PM by LW Steve.




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:biggrin:Re: How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: January 20, 2019 09:19AM
Yesterday morning I was hunting this very trashy parking strip next to where lots of people get in and out of their cars on a daily basis.

I was using the F44 and the 7" concentric coil.

Some areas of the strip were so trashy that I had to really slow down to a crawl and lift my coil up an inch or so above the grass.

My plan going in was to dig all the dime and quarter signals and no penny signals.
By not digging any penny signals this would give me more time to dig gold ring signals.
By not digging any penny signals I knew I could be missing out on small silver rings but I did not care at this time.

I ended up with 32 dimes and 11 quarters and dug lots of foil and pull tabs.
And there is still lots more detecting to do in these strips.
The F44 performed admirably and at some point I will go back in with the 4" concentric coil.

The thing is... I would rather dig gold ring signals in a parking strip than dig penny signals near the surface.

And remember the best way to get in between targets in a trashy area is not with your small coil, but with your digger.

HH

LW Steve

Re: :biggrin:Re: How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: jim tn
Date: January 20, 2019 01:40PM
I hear where you are coming from, but class rings come in in the cent range quite often. Aren't those smaller concentric coils great? Good luck! HH jim tn

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Re: :biggrin:Re: How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: LW Steve
Date: January 20, 2019 02:47PM
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jim tn
I hear where you are coming from, but class rings come in in the cent range quite often. Aren't those smaller concentric coils great? Good luck! HH jim tn

Hi Jim,

Yes small concentric coils especially spider coil versions and you can go thru a site real quickly and pick out the goodies.
Pinpointing is quick and easy as you can see the middle of the coil and the ground underneath it.
And that 7" concentric coil is very accurate on target ID.
If the signal is steady then dig it.!
If the signal is bouncing around between 30 and 50 then it is most likely a jagged piece of trash.

HH

LW Steve



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/20/2019 03:10PM by LW Steve.

Re: How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: doc holiday232
Date: January 26, 2019 09:04AM
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LW Steve
Why are you more likely to find a gold ring in right field than over in left field?

Nobody knows? :shrug:

Hint: You have to know a little bit about baseball in order to know the answer.

I will give it a few more days.... :biggrin:

LW Steve

Because it's the right field to hunt in.

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Re: How to find more "GOLD" with the F44
Posted by: still looking 52
Date: January 26, 2019 11:53AM
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LW Steve
Why are you more likely to find a gold ring in right field than over in left field?

Nobody knows? :shrug:

Hint: You have to know a little bit about baseball in order to know the answer.

I will give it a few more days.... :biggrin:

LW Steve
This is just a guess. Because there are more right handed batters than left, causing more play in the right field therefore losing more rings.
I play a lot of golf and I know most right handed golfers hit the ball to the right a lot more than they do to the left.

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